Bear Lawyer Awaits the Conclusion

He’s (re)read the books, he’s watched the movies, he’s even attended a few conventions, played a few Quidditch matches, and moshed at a few wrock concerts. After fourteen years—plus an entire day spent camped out in front of the theatre in eager anticipation of a special midnight showing—it’s well-neigh time for the big Harry Potter send-off, Hollywood style.

“… Bless the children, give them triumph now.”


5 responses to “#179

  1. They wouldn’t let Bear Lawyer bring his owl? (Pomp & Extenuating Circumstances)

    • First and foremost, it is important to note that Bear Lawyer, unlike his human counterparts in the legal profession, would never presume ownership of another living creature; the designation of “his” owl is therefore both incorrect and, in certain avian circles—particularly those frequented by Prof. Hooter, J.D., Ph.D.—quite offensive.

      (Bear Lawyer assumes that no offense was intended. Therefore, for his part, none was taken.)

      Secondly, Prof. Hooter is not a particular fan of the Harry Potter series, the poor working conditions and indentured servitude (if not outright slavery) of his fellow raptors being but one of his many complaints against the wizarding world. To be honest, he much prefers Miss Kathryn Lasky’s The Guardians of Ga’Hoole, though he admits that Zack Snyder’s film adaptation of the first three volumes was far from perfect.

  2. Since US law does not allow owl ownership by private individuals (human, wizard, or otherwise), and in my native state an owl’s legal right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness has been on the books for over 160 years, it never crossed my mind that “bring his owl” might be taken as anything other than bring his owl friend / mentor / doubles partner / etc.

    However, the lack of clarity in my hastily written comment was an oversight which I deeply regret and for which I take full responsibility. A sincere apology to Prof. Hooter, J.D, Ph.D., for my seemingly blatant promotion of speciesism and to Bear Lawyer for the poorly phrased question which impugned his reputation by implying that he might be engaged in owl ownership, a repugnant criminal act.

    • After having your thorough apology relayed to him, Prof. Hooter noticeably deflated his chest, yawned, and then hooted quietly. Bear Lawyer is going to take that as “no biggie”/”s’all good”, and thanks you for your courtesy.

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